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Iraq War More Costly Than Vietnam

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posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 02:43 PM
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The monthly cost to the US of the war in Iraq is now greater than the average monthly cost of the Vietnam War, a report by two anti-war groups says. The report put costs in Iraq at $500m (£278m) a month more than in Vietnam, adjusted for inflation. This makes Iraq the most expensive US war in the past 60 years, they say.

 



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The report by the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) and Foreign Policy in Focus (FPIF), called The Iraq Quagmire, calculates the cost of current military operations in Iraq at $5.6bn (£3.1bn) every month.

By comparison, the eight-year campaign in Vietnam cost on average $5.1bn (£2.8bn) a month.

"Broken down per person in the US, the cost so far is $277 per person, making the Iraq War the most expensive military effort in the past 60 years," it concludes.




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When the war started they claimed they'd be 'in and out'...

Doesnt look that way now does it?

The same thing is going to happen in Iraq as happened in Vietnam. The US will withdraw redfaced AGAIN!

I cant believe people are talking about war with Iran when the US is going to end up broke after Iraq!

[edit on 10-9-2005 by DJDOHBOY]




posted on Sep, 1 2005 @ 08:15 PM
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No story here there has been an ongoing discussion for almost a week in an effort just to take snipes the US.


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